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#51 2014-09-30 14:09:59

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Re: Pick a distro and commit

^Sabayon might be a good choice.
-Hinto


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#52 2014-09-30 14:25:48

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Re: Pick a distro and commit

ratcheer wrote:

Geezer, it really isn't that difficult to install Arch. Just follow the Beginner's Guide, and you will get there. I'm not trying to convert you or anything, but if I can do it, anyone can.

Gentoo is what I wish I was smart enough to run. I have installed it successfully, several times, but I have never gotten the hang of maintaining it.

Tim

If Douglas Adams had used ARCH it would have been the Hitchhiker’s Guide to Installing ARCH!  cool


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#53 2014-09-30 16:50:53

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^My copy came with a towel, tho, my machine disintegrated when I tried to set up multi-user and unofficial repositories.
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#54 2014-09-30 17:19:36

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^   lol   I have to get myself a little yellow CAT just for fun.

Towel and peanuts I have!


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#55 2014-09-30 18:06:52

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Re: Pick a distro and commit

ratcheer wrote:

Geezer, it really isn't that difficult to install Arch. Just follow the Beginner's Guide, and you will get there. I'm not trying to convert you or anything, but if I can do it, anyone can.

For basic Arch, installation using Evo / Lution 0.3 looks promising.

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#56 2014-09-30 18:09:03

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@Sector11...thank you for the Start Page link in your signature.  I think I've seen you mention it before in a thread, but I forgot about it.


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#57 2014-09-30 19:07:06

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Re: Pick a distro and commit

ratcheer wrote:

Geezer, it really isn't that difficult to install Arch. Just follow the Beginner's Guide, and you will get there. I'm not trying to convert you or anything, but if I can do it, anyone can.

The Beginners' Guide - it's the Archnewbs Bible!
Following it literally, word by word, will lead you to salvation!

NewCityVegas wrote:

For basic Arch, installation using Evo / Lution 0.3 looks promising.

I've tried it and it Sucked. sorry i don't remember the details - i tried more than once and i never ended up with a usable install.

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#58 2014-09-30 19:26:05

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KrunchTime wrote:

@Sector11...thank you for the Start Page link in your signature.  I think I've seen you mention it before in a thread, but I forgot about it.

wink Welcome

EDIT:
Just because ... a few years back I printed out the ARCH Beginner's Guide ... and installed ARCH, got as far as installing X and decided, "No, not for me."  Now as I see it, if I can get that far ... anyone that can read, go slow and follow instructions can install it.

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#59 2014-09-30 22:04:03

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hinto wrote:

^Sabayon might be a good choice.
-Hinto

I used Sabayon for a good long while. It is a strong distro that not many people know about.

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#60 2014-10-01 01:10:23

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^Yes, I agree, but I only used it in VB.

As for Arch, part of me is thinking about buying an older desk- or laptop and using it as a test machine for HDD installs. Another part of me doesn't want to because I'm more interested in a distro that just works more or less out of the box but is still configurable. #! gets out of the way and it's low maintenance. It does everything I need. --what more could I want?  big_smile


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#61 2014-10-01 02:34:39

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Geezer wrote:

--what more could I want?  big_smile

$357,783.16 to buy the new laptop - and you get to keep what's left over even after installing #!  ]:D


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#62 2014-10-01 05:32:08

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@Geezer...I agree with you about the "gets out of the way" mentality, but I've learned quite a bit by playing around with other distros.  I also like new shiny stuff, so I'm always on the lookout for a distro that rolls/semi-rolls and claims to be as stable as possible for a rolling distro, hence my interest in Antergos.

I've also played around with Siduction, but I'm currently waiting for a new snapshot before playing with it anymore.  I currently have Siduction LXDE on one of my laptops, but I've not booted into it for months.  LXDE will not be around for much longer due to the merger of the project with RazorQT, so I'm going to try a minimal Siduction install and try to Crunchify it.


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#63 2014-10-01 05:51:52

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The choices in the Arch  beginner's guide can confuse the noob: static/dynamic IP, network manager or something else, GPT or MBR, Grub or Syslinux etc. But it's not difficult as such.

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#64 2014-10-01 05:57:33

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@intoCB...noob as in Arch noob or Linux noob?  If Linux noob, they probably shouldn't be playing with Arch until they get some Linux experience under their belt.


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#65 2014-10-01 07:25:35

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Arch noob or Linux noob? How am I supposed to know? I'm just a noob noob.

But otherwise yeah that's the point:

var noob = "noob";
if (noob) {
    case 'noob':
        var noobType = prompt("Arch noob or Linux noob? (Arch/Linux)").toUpperCase;
        if (noobType === 'ARCH') {
            console.log("Come into the Candy Cave, noob...");
        } else {
            console.log("You are a noob. Please complete your noob training on the noob distro of your choice (default: Gentoo) and come back when you are ready. Until then, scram!");
        } ;
        break;
    case (noob != true):
        console.log("Proceed, distro warrior, conqueror of the command line, and feared navigator of teh internets.");
        break;
        bustAMove();
    default:
        console.log("If it walks like a noob and talks like a noob... I call 'noob' on you, noob!");

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#66 2014-10-01 10:04:38

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Re: Pick a distro and commit

Debian I choose you!

I made #! go #! so I recently did a Jessie netinstall. Figuring out systemd (which I haven't found reason to hate yet), messing with udev for some usb thingies and configuring everything to my liking has been pretty time-consuming. But after 1½ years of crunchbanging I know Debian pretty well and I couldn't even begin to imagine the time it would take to get into another distro.

I'm too far in to ever get out of the red swirl yikes ...

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#67 2014-10-01 13:16:23

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Re: Pick a distro and commit

RE - ARch install
I have used Helmuts script more than once and it made it simple to intall
https://github.com/helmuthdu/aui


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#68 2014-10-01 13:37:47

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^ looks sorta similar to my install scripts.

but I've made mine to where you can essentially execute and forget. Okay it's note quite there, but I'm sure it can be written to literally automate everything.

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#69 2014-10-01 13:40:29

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started in Debian because that's the server at work , now onto #! because I want to be in charge and have the chance to change things if I want...I guess that's the whole point of GNU/Linux, right??


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#70 2014-10-01 16:09:51

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Re: Pick a distro and commit

KrunchTime wrote:

@intoCB...noob as in Arch noob or Linux noob?  If Linux noob, they probably shouldn't be playing with Arch until they get some Linux experience under their belt.

I'm a (GNU/)Linux n00b (and proud!) -- only been using it just under a year...
Arch is fine for n00b n00bs as long as you like reading wiki pages and have absolutely no social life.
big_smile

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#71 2014-10-01 18:17:30

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Re: Pick a distro and commit

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#72 2014-10-01 20:39:40

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andreas-r wrote:

I'm too far in to ever get out of the red swirl yikes ...

I like that!

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

I'm a (GNU/)Linux n00b (and proud!) -- only been using it just under a year...

I'm impressed.  Based on your posts that I've read, I thought you were a Linux veteran.  Brings to mind one of the developers of SolydXK whom I read about who only started using Linux a year before beginning work on the distro.


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#73 2014-10-01 21:08:42

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I've officially used Linux ( exclusively on hardware at least ) for 2 years now. And still wanting to learn more  big_smile

so much so I'm giving FreeBSD a shot on my Acer d255e netbook this weekend

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#74 2014-10-01 21:44:32

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KrunchTime wrote:

I'm impressed.  Based on your posts that I've read, I thought you were a Linux veteran.  Brings to mind one of the developers of SolydXK whom I read about who only started using Linux a year before beginning work on the distro.

Thanks Krunch  :8
I think my early posts may have given the game away somewhat:
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=33263
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#75 2014-10-01 22:45:44

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KrunchTime wrote:
andreas-r wrote:

I'm too far in to ever get out of the red swirl yikes ...

I like that!

+1 on that - it should be a Debian moto!

I'd be dead centre of the # in #!  O:)

KrunchTime wrote:
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

I'm a (GNU/)Linux n00b (and proud!) -- only been using it just under a year...

I'm impressed.  Based on your posts that I've read, I thought you were a Linux veteran.  Brings to mind one of the developers of SolydXK whom I read about who only started using Linux a year before beginning work on the distro.

YEA!  No kidding!

@ HoaS - much respect!


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